Women’s Hair Loss: More Now Than Ever Before?

When I first qualified as a Certified Trichologist in 1980, about 80% of my patients were male and 20% female. Now, the reverse is true. Does this mean that more women are losing hair? In my opinion, the answer is “yes”. I find that women today have a greater amount ‘on their plates’ than ever before. A larger percentage of …

Autumn Hair and Scalp Woes

Qu. It’s fall and I’m noticing more hair loss, is this normal?With the falling of leaves from the trees, many people think losing more scalp hair is normal at this time of the year. There’s only been a little research done on what is known as ‘seasonal hair fall’, and the results have been inconclusive. Therefore, I suggest you ask …

Women’s Hair Loss During ‘Life Changes’

Although women may suffer from hair loss at any age and from a multitude of reasons, hormonal changes can, in particular, influence their hair cycle. Therefore, women often have hair loss issues after three main life changes: puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. • Puberty. At puberty, hormonal ‘surges’ can lead to acne, oily skin and dandruff. If an irregularity to these …

What You Should Do When You Notice Hair Loss (in 5-steps)

  Losing hair can not only be devastating for a person, but all the commercials you see on TV or hear on the radio can make the situation even more difficult. When people begin to notice their hair falling out, they tend to panic and not think straight. They buy anything and everything that they see advertised, with little thought …

Hair Loss Expert, Dr. David Kingsley – launches new website

We are happy to announce the launch of world renowned Trichologist, Dr. David H. Kingsley’s, new website.  Here you will be able to see updates on recent hair loss results, information about the different types of hair loss and treatments, and most importantly a variety of ways to reach us for further information.  We also offer our products for clients …

Genetic Hair Loss

Genetic hair loss is caused by the action of male hormones (androgens) upon a genetically sensitive hair follicle. The development of genetic hair loss is associated with the shortening of the growing phase of the hair cycle and consequently with an increase in the proportion of resting hairs. Also, there is a reduction in the size of the affected follicles …

The Hair Cycle

Hair growth is cyclical. The hair grows, goes through a transition stage, rests, and then falls out. Sometimes the follicle will enter a latent stage before the whole process begins again. Anagen (the Growing Phase) The growing phase has six stages, but the only one you see is the final stage, when the hair emerges from the scalp. Obviously, the …